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b727trijet (150) Isleworth, England | March 4, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
As with the other GB I have visited it is hard to pinpoint why it does not get full marks - the albeit limited choice of just house beers are good quality, the staff do an excellent job, the atmosphere is informal and sports bar like. I would like spend more time in one but being a foreigner with too many other bars to visit I give chain pubs like GB quick visits. Has got free wifi.
Radek Kliber (165) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | July 24, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
It does look nice as mentioned by others but once again this is tourist trap. In summer pack by them. Order one pint and left. Service was just ok. Beer average.
AleWife725 (66) Albany, New York | July 5, 2012
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Very much a chain place. Beers were all generic and if German beers werenít your style, you were out of luck. Samplers were quite pricey. However, their rosemary-garlic fries smelled incredible, and it might be enough to convince me to go back again.
badlizard (130) Berkeley , California | December 30, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Great ambiance in a cool old building with marble columns - classy. Otherwise, itís exactly what youíd expect from any other Gordon Biersch: mediocre food, beer, and service. But itís really close to the Smithsonian.
Travlr (999) Washington, Washington DC | December 1, 2011
44 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Great interior. Jam packed on a Thursday at 5 PM before a Caps game. Seasonal was a weizenbock. Ordered it by name and the bargirl had no idea what I was talking about, so I had to point. Too crowded to try the food. Iíll have to come back.
BeerandBlues2 (458) Hanover, Maryland | February 27, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
A large and open brewery very close to the Smithsonian American Art Museum F Street entrance. The beers are typical Gordon Biersch beers.
magsinva (125) Virginia | February 20, 2011| Updated June 12, 2011
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Score reflects the fact they spilled beer on me (The same event that DiarmaidBHK refers to). In fairness, the service was otherwise good and the Manager offered to pay to have my clothes laundered. Updated June 12 2011 - I gave them another shot and they still disappointed. I had brunch which consisted of some very dry french toast and a schwarzbier that would have been better if it didnít have those charcoal notes. I doubt Iíll give them a third chance to disappoint me. On a positive note, they didnít spill beer on me this time! So theyíve got that going for them.
ericschoon (11) Pennsylvania | February 19, 2011| Updated June 12, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good place to grab some quality brews when you are wandering around downtown. Decent food, but the prices are a bit higher than I would normally pay if there werenít good beer involved.
lushawn (227) Massachusetts | February 3, 2011| Updated June 12, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
big old bank converted into a brewery. focus on german beers. 6 beer sampler for 5.50, so there is that. beers were decent enough.
DiarmaidBHK (523) Pennsylvania | January 3, 2011| Updated June 14, 2011
48 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 8/20
Other than the dramatic interior, this place was pretty boring. In fairness I had to deduct points when the server spilled beer all over my sister. (Updated June 14, 2011)The things we do for the beer ticks. I tried the sampler. Was not impressed by any of their offerings. The bank building vibe still impresses but the beers were indifferently made. As was the food. I ordered fish and chips. The chips had been sitting around a bit since they werenít the same temperature as the fish. The breading on the fish was very crunchy and added nothing to the taste. The service at the bar was nothing to get excited about either. This is tourist beer. I canít see anybody coming here regularly.
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